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Suicide in hospitals: Why ligature is 2018’s regulatory heavy hitter

Ranking among the top three sentinel events in The Joint Commission’s (TJC) database, healthcare leaders are increasingly placing emphasis on the assessment of suicide and self-harm, and prompting regulators to focus heavily on ligature risks. With much of research identifying suicide attempts as impulsive, reducing environmental risks and opportunities for self-harm is vital for curbing […] [MORE]